Wednesday, August 18, 2010
From the Emperor Pakal's tomb, Palenque, Mexico. (Wiki)
by Louis B. Shalako
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Guglielmo Marconi sent the first wireless trans-Atlantic signal way back on December 12, 1901. While the signal was no doubt pretty low-powered, that radio signal, encoded in Morse, is still traveling at the speed of light, out from the solar system and into the universe.
Marconi stands a pretty good chance of being the first human being to contact an alien race.
When you consider that his signal has been going along for about a hundred and ten years, an alien species may have already gotten it.
Bearing in mind the brief nature of his experiment, and the fact the Earth rotates, and the historic date and time are recorded, it must be possible to construct or model the, ‘footprint,’ of potential vectors where his radio waves may or must have gone. I visualize it as a cone, one that is ‘spinning’ with the rotation of the Earth for a brief moment.
On youtube there are about a million ‘UFO’ videos, and this means nothing in terms of ‘evidence.’ The very nature of video is that a seagull can look like a UFO under certain conditions of light, atmosphere, and other factors. Three-dimensional maneuvers captured on a two-dimensional screen can easily look ‘aerodynamically impossible’ to a witness who is uninformed about aerodynamics, and perhaps optics and the electronic reproduction of images as well.
Lights videotaped at night, (or digitally photographed,) are nothing more than lights filmed at night.
Regarding this photo (Wiki) from the Emperor Pakal’s tomb in Palenque, Mexico, Erich von Daniken, author of, ‘Chariots of the Gods,’ suggested that the figure might be in a spaceship, on a voyage to the stars. At the time I read the book, maybe at about age 14, I kind of saw what he was getting at. The power of suggestion can be strong, and young people are impressionable.
When I look at it now, I don’t see the Emperor in a spaceship.
I honestly don’t know what I’m looking at here—but I’m pretty sure it’s not a spaceship.
What I think it is; is a complex iconography, a kind of picture-language, and it probably does signify a celestial journey.
First of all, it is a question of interpretation, and secondly, it is a question of interest. Erich was interested in selling books, and popularizing ‘mysterious things,’ is actually a kind of education.
Editor's Note: This image may have been more convincing in B & W, which is how it appeared in the book to our recollection. Also, Marconi received the signal in Newfoundland, presumably an assistant actually sent it.